Facial Recognition is a popular and controversial application of biometrics. Despite predominantly negative public sentiment, state-sponsored systems are likely to continue expanding, so ministries will need to similarly increase their digital prowess. For ministries keen to adopt facial recognition systems, leaders will need to carefully weigh organizational needs, costs, and technical capacity, as well as the technology’s potential impact on internal culture.
Opponents rightly object to facial recognition’s inherent privacy problems, and Scripture is no stranger to either concealed identities or matters of privacy. Indeed, Scripture can guide ministries into the future as they use or encounter facial recognition systems. Consider all the angles with this report.
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